Ulaanbaatar - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

There is a big fine arts scene here so there’s plenty of nice art to buy. Also cashmere, furniture, and leather goods. - Jan 2024

Embroidered Kazakh wall hangings are made in the Western regions and are really beautiful. The Union of Mongolian Artists sell amazing paintings which are generally pretty affordable. Cashmere is relatively inexpensive and easy to find in Ulaanbaatar. - Aug 2022

Cashmere, cashmere, and more cashmere. The Mongolian Quilting Society also has some great textiles. You can also buy bows, instruments (Moriin Khur), deels, and other items. - Jan 2022

Cashmere is affordable and everywhere, Mongolian caligraphy is beautiful. You can have ger furniture made that is cool. - Sep 2020

Beautiful arts and crafts. Traditional nomadic horse equipment, like saddles. - Aug 2020

Everyone buys cashmere or paintings. - Jul 2019

I have never shopped so much in my life! Our house resembles little (or rather, big) Mongolia at this point. You can get anything you want: custom-made furniture & clothing, beautiful artwork, cashmere and camel/yak wool products, rugs, sheep-lined fur coats, etc. - Oct 2016

Endless cashmere, camel hair and yak wool items. Beautiful coats, hats, gloves. My personal favourites are the cashmere sleeping bags we picked up (at US$60 each!). - Feb 2015

Airag, aaruul, cashmere, puzzles, horserides. World class vodka. - May 2012

Felt, wool, fur and cashmere. Mongolian cashmere is said to be the best in the world. - Feb 2011

Cashmere. Wool felt. Carpet slippers. Carpets from Erdenet carpet factory. Furs (if you so that). Horsehair fiddles & bows. Bows & arrows. Deels. - Jan 2009

Mongol bow and arrow, hats, cashmere. - Oct 2008

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